A dynamically rigged load distributing system for an equestrian saddle including several load-bearing sections positioned upon flexible inner side panels to be incorporated in the saddle. Several line guides are fixed respectively to the sections. One or more load distribution lines pass through the guides, and loop around free-running pulleys of the stirrup hanger system. …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Tracey Elizabeth Ward, Mathew Roger Ward, Andrew Michael Brander, Donna Kaye Brander
Agents: Winstead PC (attorney)

The application was examined by Rob Swiatek (USPTO dept. 3643), Lisa Tsang


  • 1. A dynamically-rigged system for supporting a load to be carried on a back of an animal …
  • 2. A saddle comprising: …
  • 3. The saddle claimed in claim 2 , wherein selected ones of the plurality of line …

International priority data

GB: 0900241.1 / Jan. 8, 2009 (national)

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Description of the Drawings

The invention will now be further described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: FIG. 1 shows a perspective view from above and from the rear …


Field of the Invention

The invention relates to devices for mounting or loading the back of an animal and provides improvements in the methods of mounting girthing straps and stirrups to saddles, and the way …

Modes for Carrying Out the Invention

In an embodiment of the invention as illustrated in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 , a dynamically rigged stirrup hanger system 1 for use in an equestrian saddle includes a plurality …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The invention details are shown in 9 figures, similar patents are classified under Saddles, pneumatic pads, Bottom pads for saddles, Saddle cloths, spring pads, Whiffletree connectors, retaining means, Tail Holders, Connectors, Open, Belts or straps for saddles, Tighteners therefor, categorized under Pack Saddle as a primary classification, the invention is titled Saddle, the patent is illustrated by 9 drawings, the inventor's first name is Andrew Michael, and his last name is Brander, the recorded agent's company name - Winstead PC, claims 1-18 comprise the invention scope, the patent was extended by 15 days, the application was examined by Rob Swiatek, Lisa Tsang (3643 USPTO department), the grant number is 08627641 (publication number), the patent was granted on Jan. 14, 2014, the applicant's name is Ward Mathew Roger, developed by Tracey Elizabeth Ward et al., the application number is 13/142,646 (U.S.), the patent particularly claims a dynamically-rigged system for supporting a load to be carried on a back…, includes the following drawings: perspective view from above, Saddle, schematic side view of load-bearing, schematic side view of load-bearing, the application was published on Jan. 6, 2010, the exemplary claims include number 1.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Saddles, Riding Saddle, Pack Saddle. The designated search classifications include Pack Saddle, With padding, Riding Saddle, Harness Saddle, Pivoted side plates, Specific material, With rigging bar.

Patent details
Publication number 08627641
Publication date Jan. 14, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/142,646
Application date Jan. 6, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2010/079354
Int. publication Jul. 15, 2010
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/GB2010/050015
Filed internationally Jan. 6, 2010
National stage date Jul. 12, 2011
Extension term 15
National classification 54/37.1
Total number of claims 18
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 9
Number of figures 9
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